Why ten-year-old girls can lift the world

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, October 25, 2016.

Speaking at a conference in October, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai recalled a childhood friend in Pakistan who was forced to marry at age 11, ending her life as a school student. Ms. Yousafzai, famous advocate for girls’ education, said schooling means far more for girls than just reading books or passing exams. For many, it is a path to freedom.

“We need to inspire women to be beyond limits,” she said.

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